Posted on December 14, 2022
- More than 133 million Americans are living with either diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects how the body turns food into energy. Normally, the body breaks down most of the food we eat into sugar (glucose) and releases it into the bloodstream. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that helps the body absorb blood glucose. Diabetes interferes with the body’s ability to produce or absorb insulin. Over time, that excess blood glucose can cause serious health problems.